Hubble Frontier Fields view of MACSJ0416.1–2403

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme, which together have produced the deepest images of gravitational lensing ever made.

Due to the huge mass of the cluster it is bending the light of background objects, acting as a magnifying lens. Astronomers used this and two other clusters to find galaxies which existed only 600 to 900 million years after the Big Bang.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the HST Frontier Fields team (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1523a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 October 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1523
Related announcements:ann1601
Size:4169 x 4633 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J0416.1-2403
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 16 8.95
Position (Dec):-24° 4' 28.35"
Field of view:2.08 x 2.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 21.7° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
W
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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